Germany – Comedy, Drama – Year: 2016 – Running time: 162 mins
Set in the unpromising world of German business consultancy, here is a low-key triumph: an affecting, weird and thoughtful treat, and possibly the funniest two-and-a-bit hours of German cinema you will ever experience. But there are serious undertones to consider as this tale of a fraught relationship between father and daughter develops. A rumoured Hollywood re-make is pending…!
If you’re looking for the best and most beguiling foreign-language film of the year, you’ll find it in Maren Ade’s German father-daughter story that will leave you laughing and choking back tears, often simultaneously.
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone)
Director: Maren Ade
Everyone Else (2009) / The Forest for the Trees (2003)
Sandra Hüller … Ines Conradi
Peter Simonischek … Winfried
Michael Wittenborn … Henneberg
Thomas Loibl … Gerald
(for full cast, and more information, see “Toni Erdmann” in IMDB)